In pictures: Springtime? Birds flock to tranquil Lake Ercek
Migrating birds enjoy the natural relief surrounding the elevated waters of Kurdish areas of Turkey.
Flowering plants are indication that spring is around the corner, as the birds flock to Lake Ercek in the Kurdish province of Van.
The salt lake is elevated 1,803 kilometers (5,915 feet) above sea level.
Only 80 kilometers from the border with Iran, Van is one of the most charming Kurdish cities.
Photos: Anadolu Agency